women as well. this seems to be no limb as to how high as they can go. this is tonight's sunday cover with a new commanding officer with a legendary marine corps post. >> reporter: this is parris island, south carolina. and the sign makes clear on the way in, here is where they make the marines. and now, this marine factory has a new form. >> what i'd ask you to do is -- >> or for a woman, brigadier general loretta reynolds. >> when you found out you were getting this post, what was your first reaction. >> there were times now that i wake up in the morning and say am i really here, am i really here at parris island. >> reporter: general reynolds took command of parris island on june 17th and she's already made history as the first woman to lead the marine recruiting depot here. it's a distinction she acknowledges but won't dwell on.